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Glowing candle – Banksia

 

A yellow candle,

Is a cylindrical Banksia.

 A Glowing cone against

The dark green leaves

Is native to Australia,

Pretending to be a single flower

Conspicuous to lure the bees and birds,

Why?

To prepare the next generation!

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Photos were taken in front of Ngilgi caves in Southwest region of Western Australia

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Banksia cone appears to be a single flower but factually is a bunch of flowers

 

Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.

-William Arthur Ward-
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“A flower blossoms for its own joy” – Oscar Wilde

Blooming Jacaranda

 Botanists refer as Jacaranda Mimosifolia

A tree, native to Central America

Spread its roots near and far,

 And line the streets everywhere.

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When summer comes

Jacaranda blooms to hide her leaves

With magnificent purple panicles

Showing off her wealth to the world,

That I am here….

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A great moment for the photographer!

There are times that you have to be at the right time at the right place!

Here is a photo captured by an Aus-Lankan while touring in Sri Lanka. One of the infants of the monkey is enjoying a drink from his mum while the other is having a cuddle.

Daljit Raj Chelliah a keen photographer captured this moment at the top of the cave- temple hills of Dambulla (தம்புளை) located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka.

The cave temple is archeologically conspicuous land mark of Sri Lanka  whose inhabitants dates back to the third Century BC.  During 10 -12 CE Dambulla was ruled by the Viceroy of Raja-Raja Cholan of Tamil Nadu.

 

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Family time! (Photo credit: Daljit Raj Chelliah)

Happy New 2016

Wishing everyone a very bright  peaceful new year!

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Savoury milk rice with hot chillie sambal (kattai sambal)

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Jaffna specialty for the first day of the year!

The Bright Orange Clivia Lily

It is spring time again in Perth, Australia.

The flowers are blooming,

Birds are chirping and the weather is getting warmer.

It is the best time to go for long walks and admire the Mother Nature.

Below are the images of Clivia lilies which I have captured  on my smart phone.

The bright orange Clivia lilies are native to South Africa also referred as kafir lilies.

Is it  is politically correct to refer as “kafir” lilies nowadays?

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Which is the most commonly used NOUN in the English Language?

Here is a trivia for you…

Which is the most commonly used noun in the English language?

Many Oxford  University scholars pouring over a wide range of  reading material and  came up with the conclusion,

that it is…..

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TIME!

(Delivered by presenter Gillian O’Shaughnessy on breakfast radio )

Just happening at Perth, Australia -World Youth scrabble Championship

World Youth Scrabble Championship 2015

World Youth Scrabble Championship 2015

Scrabble Championship 2015

Scrabble Championship  2015

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